Pumpkin Harvest Blessing Door Hanging – Free Pattern

We are lucky enough to be participating in Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks Pick a Pumpkin blog hop.  The hop runs from November 5th through the 8th, and today is our day.  I’ve shared a list of all of the participants near the end of this post.  I hope you check them out – you will find lots of inspiration there and maybe even a giveaway!

Our Pumpkin Project

We decided to make a little pumpkin hanging for our front door and called it Harvest Blessings Door Hanging (click for free pattern).  If you are new to quilting, don’t be intimidated!  You can make this little hanging very easily.  I didn’t want it to be Halloween-ish because pumpkins can certainly welcome friends and family in November as well.  Sue searched our stash for different orange fabrics that spoke to her.

We laid them out in a pleasing manner, and I got to work sewing.  Up first was the half-square triangle (HSTs) blocks.  We needed a nice calm background fabric to pair with, and we knew just the ticket. Oh, did I tell you that I got Sue a set of Bloc-Loc rulers and she pulled one out for this occasion after I reminded her. ~smile~  Those work pretty slick, don’t you think?!  Put the seam in the “Loc” and square it up in seconds.

Bloc-Loc pumpkin

More Pumpkin Goodness

After that, we had to add a stem in just a basic brown solid fabric.  Phew, we had all of this on hand.  Lastly we added a sashing strip all around the piece to bring it to the size I wanted.  It needed to be the same size as the Pineapple Welcome Mini so that I could use the same hanging technique (and stick).  Up very early on Saturday morning (even the day before the darn time change) I decided to layer and straight-line stitch for quilting.

A Pumpkin Finish and Tutorial for You

Some green leaf and vine outlines were added for interest and because I thought I could!  The embellishments were added AFTER the piece was all together.

I don’t know if adding the embellishments after quilting, but I had to get my courage up to do it!  The backing is a piece of plain muslin which really shows the quilting patterns.  Corner hangers were added when stitching on the binding.  Care was taken when hand sewing down the binding so that the stitches didn’t extend through the hangers.

Pumpkin leaves

Hanging on our front door, here it is all complete!

Pumpkin finished

This door hanging covers both Halloween and Thanksgiving, and it could be a table covering as well.

If you missed it above, click Harvest Blessings Door Hanging to get your free pattern .pdf.

Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, November 5th
Tuesday, November 6th
Wednesday, November 7th
Thursday, November 8th
Home Sewn By Us – You are here!

Enjoy the blog hop, and we’ll leave you with a cute photo of our sweet boy, our little pumpkin.  Enjoy!  We share updates of this sweet boy almost every Thursday in our like/love post.  Our love post was shared yesterday this week!  He’s a big boy now at age one so we don’t dare call him a baby. ~smile~

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We made this Bam Bam outfit, and this year he’s a Turtle 

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40 Responses

  1. Terrific pumpkin hanging Roseanne and Sue! Yay for FMQ leaves; you’re the little train: “I think I can…”

  2. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    Love the pumpkin with that perfect leaf and vine FMQ! And that hanger set up is perfect. What do you hang the wooden dowel on? And that BamBam outfit is just to wonderful!

  3. Very clever and versatile little project, and generous too. Thanks for sharing, and adding your little ninja turtle to the end 🙂

  4. Such a cute door decoration! Love its scrappy look and the embroidered leaves.

  5. Colette says:

    Cute pumpkin. I like your vines and leaves.

  6. farmquilter says:

    Adorable pumpkins!! However, the two at the end of your post really take the cake (or candy!)!!

  7. A perfect pumpkin you two created! The leaves and vines are the perfect touch.
    That is the cutting little “cave baby” costume I have ever seen! 💕He’s growing too fast!

  8. Carla says:

    Thank you for sharing your super sweet patchwork pumpkin and pattern. It is so inviting as a door hanger and just warms the space. I have downloaded the pattern for myself, thanks. Also, thank you for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop!!

  9. Nice Door hanging. Thank you for the pattern.

  10. Jess says:

    Your quilting reminds me of wheat sheafs. Thanks for the free pattern.

  11. Lj Meyers says:

    What a sweet little pumpkin – child and quilt! I love Bloc-Loc rulers and have a few. Just bought one recently for 2″x4″ Flying Geese. I made like 150 geese and the ruler worked wonderfully. Enjoy your door hanger this Thanksgiving and many more to come.

  12. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Clever Pumpkin door hanging and little one also. Thanks for the pattern!

  13. Carol S. says:

    This turned out so beautiful with the sweet leaves and vines…love it! Such a cutie in costume, too!

  14. Karen McMahon says:

    Thank you for the adorable pumpkin quilt. I hope I can find the time to make one. Your baby boy is so cute!

  15. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Super cute door hanging!! The leaves and tendrils are perfect. And that little boy is darling! I, too, use muslin for backing quilts I put on the exterior of my houses. Just in case they walked away, then I wouldn’t be using some really pretty fabric and lose it.

    • Tu-Na Quilts says:

      I forgot to say THANK YOU for the pumpkin door hanging pattern. I downloaded it and just might have to make one for our AZ house. The outside wall is bare and I don’t dare hang up my heart one. What would the neighbors think?

  16. selina says:

    Wonderful pumpkin, thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with us. I love the tendrils and leaves.

  17. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne and Sue, This is a fantastic Pumpkin Door Hanging! Sue, you really need to stop her from making you do so much of the Hard part of quilting. First, Roseanne forced you to go and pick out the fabrics and then “helping” her lay the fabulous oranges that you chose into the perfect order…she just had to have the last word though, didn’t she? Then, of course, she gave you such a horrible time about the great gifts she bought specifically for you, that you had to go and spend a half hour of precious “paper grading” time looking for the Bloc Rulers. Which, I know Sue, Roseanne just wanted to try them out for herself and then when she knew you could “without a doubt” trim the HST down to the size needed with the great new tools. Then she just kind of threw it out there that she had to start sewing together all of those lovely squares, so they would not be knocked off of the table and ruin the layout…so she suggests so kiddy like, “Sue you do not mind finishing trimming all of those HST we are on a deadline! DEADLINE was said just perfectly, in that little baby girlie voice (we all are guilty of using every sew often) and those sad, sad eyes. You just could not resist and so then you got all of the HST squared up and ready for her. Roseanne most likely just kept on talking and without even realizing she was keeping you from those important ” papers to grade”, she had you looking for the binding fabric to use. I know that Roseanne also managed to urge you into cutting the strips needed, iron them in half and while you were doing that she had you prepare the hanging pockets. All the while she is just sitting there so comfy and has by now started quilting all of those longgggg straighttttt lines that was just nerve wracking she said because it is so hard to be straight and every one would be seeing this, it had to be perfect. The final task you had to do because Roseanne was sewing the binding by hand, but she insisted that it had to be hung up and no where in the house or garage or even the attic had the right sized bar, was to run to the local hardware store and buy that specific hanger. While you were gone, she took the opportunity to embellish the fantastic Door Hanging that just made everything perfect!! You were so wore out from all the running around that you did, Roseanne was teasing you about only doing a couple of things for the whole project! Sue, I applaud you for all that you did to make this a project I know I want to create, I am sure plenty of other quilters will be creating it also! Thank You so much Roseanne and Sue for sharing this great project and boy am I crossing my fingers that you know I was just having fun with you both, I could not stop. LOL. Thanks for putting up with me and I hope you both have great laughs while reading this!

    Hugs, Smiles and Laughter to both of you! Also, I love the pictures of the baby! Your friend Brenda

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Brenda! I’m answering this here so that everyone is aware . . . Brenda was secretly sitting in the chair in our sewing room while all of this was going on. Since she was invisible, we weren’t aware and she is spot on with what actually happened. Poor Sue – I take advantage of her and overwork her all the time. Just ask her!! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Thank you for the good laugh, Brenda. We love you! Roseanne

  18. Quilting Tangent says:

    I really like the Hug a pumpkin cross stitch.

  19. daneesey says:

    Very cute block — scrappy patchwork is a personal favorite and so are pumpkins. Put them together and you’ve got magic!! 🙂

  20. Wendy says:

    Great door hanging! Thank you for sharing it.

  21. Joan says:

    That little one is sure growing up. Too cute in both photos. Love your pumpkin and the straight line quilting. It really gives it a classic look!

  22. KJ says:

    Nice quilt. The added leaves and vines work beautifully. Thank you for the pattern.

  23. Carol Kussart says:

    Sweet pumpkin! Thanks for sharing your creative process.

  24. Nice little quilt! Wish I had a front door to hang it on. Well, I do have a front door, but it’s copper and full of windows, so a little quilt doesn’t work. Still, I’ll need to think of a place for a punkin in my house . . .

  25. What a fun wall hanging! I like your tutorial. I’m sure that fall is blooming all around your house! Your little trick or treater is the cutest!❤️❤️

  26. Jan Altomare says:

    This is a great door hanging. Another great project to try.

  27. Sandi says:

    Your pumpkin door hanging is lovely! So is your little boy. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Vicki in MN says:

    Fabulous job ladies!! The leaves add just the right touch!

  29. Antoinette Vitrano says:

    Love everything pumpkin. Thanks for this delightful door hanging!

  30. Shannon Fleming says:

    Very nice, love the tendrils!

  31. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    This is great for door hanging! Thanks so much for the pattern!

  32. Christi says:

    Great doorhanging. Thanks for the pattern.

  33. Beautiful pumpkin door hanging! I love the stitched leaves and tendrils.

  34. sandradny says:

    Great job on the stem and leaves!

  35. I love it — I will be making one of these very soon! — The hug a pumpkin day is super cute!

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